30 December 2013

YSL Blush Radiance - 6

Anything that comes in it's own dust bag is a hot with me, normally because it hints at bein super luxe! 
Initially I was a little scared of the bright pink. but it works perfectly on my pale skin tone, making it an everyday product for me - although I tend to only wear my luxe products on special occasions.

It’s actually quite a matte blush with a tiny hint of a satin finish that gives a bit of sheen, it's certainly not shimmery, but instead has a lovely dimension to it, I think this is helped by having 2 shades with different finishes in the pan.
Also, the blush is very pigmented, yet still completely buildable - only a light hand is needed to get a wash of color on your cheeks, but you can easily go heavier if you feel you need/can take a bit more color.
I am seriously impressed with the staying power of this product, it is common for these type of blushes to fade quickly, I find my blush is the first thing to go when's make up slides, this however has great staying power.
I will certainly be adding more of these gorgeous blushes to my collection, they are a great wearable blush that is super luxe, I suppose the only down side is the price, they aren't cheap! But as a special treat or gift, I would definitely go for this. 

3 December 2013

Real Technique Expert Face Brush

I own most of the Real Technique collection, but for some reason this brush took a while to make it into my stash.

The Expert Face brush is firm and broad for which is perfect for the application and blending foundations. All the brushes have Taklon bristles which are super soft and help create a flawless, HD finish. The fact that they're synthetic means that they're really easy to wash which is fan! 
The brushes are also cut to the perfect shape which makes application so much easier. 

I suppose the reason this brush is so popular is because it can literally be used for anything - highlighting, blusher, concealer, foundation... Endless! I think the Real Techniques brushes are amazing, such great value and easy to use. I'm so pleased I now have this little beauty in my collection, this is going to be a well used brush